Srs. Sandra Margarita Sierra Flores and Marie de Lovinfosse in a moment of prayer in the Mother House Chapel in Montreal
Photo, Claire Goyette, 2010

Congrégation de Notre-Dame

Bringing Out Our Inner Light!

The Congrégation de Notre-Dame is a Catholic community of women religious of apostolic faithApostolic faith is the adherence of the whole person to Jesus and to the teachings He gave to his apostles.

This faith is oriented towards continuing the mission of Jesus: to reveal to the world God’s great love of humanity and to call humanity to live in love of God and of one’s neighbour for a better world and happier people.
founded in the by Saint Marguerite Bourgeoys, first educator of Montreal and a pioneer of New France.

We come from countries in North America, Central America, Asia, Africa and Europe where we live and work among the people. In response to a call from our loving God, we give our lives to work toward achieving God’s desire for a just and peace­ful world for all peoples.

With love and joy, we sing life; we celebrate life! Magnificat!Magnificat is a song of joy!
(Click to hear the Sisters sing the Magnificat)
Guided by Christ, who lights our way, we journey forward, led by the spirit of Marguerite Bourgeoys.

How do we experience this journey in our everyday lives?

“Go, I will not abandon you.”

Writings of Marguerite Bourgeoys p. 143

Visitation Province Assembly

And so it began…

Here is the communication team of 4 with facilitator Nancy Sylvester, IHM.

We will offer daily updates for those not in Toronto.

 
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Visitation Province News – Summer 2015

Respect for creation is a requirement of our faith:

The “GARDEN” in which we live

is not entrusted to us to be exploited,

but rather to be cultivated and

tended with respect.

Pope Francis

 

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VISITATION EAST - July 2015 - CND Associate Relationship Newsletter

Winnie’s Heartfelt Thanks to Associates

For most of us, the saying “time flies” is very familiar. As June 30th approaches this saying is all too familiar to me, I’m left to wonder how six years could go by so quickly.

These years have been a blessed gift that began one morning when Sister Maura McGrath phoned and asked me if I was still interested in the co-Coordinator position for Visitation East and of course, my answer was “yes”! I could hardly contain the joy that welled up in my heart as I phoned Sister Theresa Sampson to let her know that her prayers were answered and so a journey of “visitation” began with Sister Phyllis Gallant at my side, guiding me through the first five years. Looking back gives me many reasons to thank God, Mary and Saint Marguerite for accompanying us as we travelled to the hearts and homes of the sisters and associates of New Brunswick, PEI and Nova Scotia who showed us so much love and warmth.

 

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Our Voices Wave

Sisters from the Blessed Sacrament (USA) Province joined the Our Voices Wave, urging our leaders to prevent  climate change, while attending a conference in Wilton, CT.

These are photos from our Our Voices Celebration,  on Sunday June 28th 2015.

 

  

  

  

Corporate Stance on Climate Change

On Friday, June 25, Sister Josephine Badali signed a letter sent to the Prime Minister of the Province of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard. In this letter we express our concern for the environment and we “strongly call upon (…) the Heads of State, to make a firm, concerted and binding commitment against the threat of global warming and to counteract the catastrophic consequences. For our part, we commit to support the positive decisions you will make on this matter.”

The letter will be sent to a list of decision-makers presented by the social justice team of our provinces and regions.

 Read the letter sent to the Prime Minister of the Province of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard.

Corporate Stance on Climate Change

On Friday, June 25, Sister Josephine Badali signed a letter sent to the Prime Minister of the Province of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard. In this letter we express our concern for the environment and we “strongly call upon (…) the Heads of State, to make a firm, concerted and binding commitment against the threat of global warming and to counteract the catastrophic consequences. For our part, we commit to support the positive decisions you will make on this matter.”

The letter will be sent to a list of decision-makers presented by the social justice team of our provinces and regions.

 Read the letter sent to the Prime Minister of the Province of Quebec, Mr. Philippe Couillard.

Laudato Si and Science

YOU MAY HEAR THAT POPE FRANCIS is not scientifically qualified to write an Encyclical on Climate Change. Pope Francis makes it clear that he has consulted with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The Academy includes 80 of the world’s top scientists, who hail from 36 countries. The Academy’s members have won 48 Nobel Prizes to date.

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